|08-03-2012 12:37 AM|
If you don't like torx you'll really hate Allens. The torx don't strip out easily as long as you use the right sized bit. The Allens will strip if you look at them crooked. Phillips are the easiest of all to strip out. Their only good feature is the X shaped slots help center the drill bit you use to drill the heads off.
The only good way to handle any of these kinds of fasteners when they don't want to come out easily is using an impact wrench. Do yourself a favor and get a battery powered impact driver. You'll thank yourself later.
|08-02-2012 01:31 PM|
|hambubba||... To beat the crap out of it if it won't come out. Causing vibrations is a skill!|
|08-02-2012 01:19 PM|
|08-02-2012 01:03 PM|
Rubber Hammer time... ?
I keep one handy.
|08-02-2012 09:51 AM|
If you do break one off a good set of REVERSE drill bits can help. as you drill it out, sometimes it'll catch and back the whole thing out.
Reverse drill bits just turn backwards.
|08-02-2012 12:38 AM|
|Buz 1||i think torx rocks.. buy a quality set of bits,, and a 'hammer-blow impact. a couple good raps with a dead-blow hammer & u have success.. the impact of the blow sets the bit firmly, & at the same time it helps to break the lock-tite used by the factory on all the windshield fasteners.|
|08-01-2012 10:27 PM|
|08-01-2012 09:24 PM|
Get good quality bits too - the cheap ones will round off or break.
And - apply a touch of rubbing compound or toothpaste to the head. The fine grit helps it bite better.
|08-01-2012 08:14 PM|
That's interesting that everyone seems to hate Torx screws... they are actually better than Phillips head screws in many ways, the main one being their resistance to cam out when lots of torque is applied to tighten or loosen the bolt.
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|08-01-2012 05:57 PM|
|BeaverJeeper||torx bolts are the most stupid things ever thought of. i hate them with all my being.|
|08-01-2012 05:12 PM|
|bwpilot20||Use an extractor or cut a slot with a dremel and extract with a flat head screwdriver. The Torx bolt is now unusable since the bit has stretched and most likely distorted and weakened the bolt head along with it when it broke off.|
|08-01-2012 05:12 PM|
|08-01-2012 04:56 PM|
I need help with torx!
I broke the torx bit off inside the bolt. Any tricks for removing the bit?